Set Them Up Foundation

Set Them Up Foundation

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  • Education

Other details

Organisation type: 
Not for profit
Geographical remit: 
National - Britain


Set Them Up Foundation CIC (STUF) focuses on empowering 15-19-year-olds, particularly those in underserved communities, by providing live financial literacy workshops in schools. Our organisation, founded by James Jordan and Jermaine Bishop, individuals with lived experiences and backgrounds that resonate with the financial challenges faced by the youth, is uniquely positioned to connect on a relatable level. The board, comprising teachers, financial professionals, influencers, and planners, ensures a comprehensive approach.

Our impactful workshops cover essential topics like budgeting, credit, investments, mortgages, and pensions. We're proud to have a board that not only understands the financial intricacies but is passionate about sharing valuable lessons to prevent the same mistakes they encountered.

The heart of our mission lies in leveling up areas of low income, providing crucial financial education to those who need it most. Our free workshops, tailored for schools with 65% free school lunches, aim to break down financial barriers and equip young minds with practical skills. We're making a difference by offering engaging, live lessons that not only enhance financial literacy but also contribute to the holistic development of the youth. Through our workshops, mentorship program, e-learning platform, and research initiatives with University's, we strive to provide a comprehensive educational experience that goes beyond the classroom, preparing students for a successful transition to adulthood.


Set Them Up Foundation CIC (STUF) employs a multifaceted approach to meet its objectives:

  1. Live Financial Literacy Workshops:
    • Delivering engaging and interactive workshops to 15-19-year-olds in schools and community associations.
    • Focusing on crucial financial topics, including budgeting, credit, investments, mortgages, and pensions.
    • Tailoring lessons to resonate with the lived experiences of the target audience.
  2. Mentoring Programme:
    • Launching a mentoring program in early 2024.
    • Involving trained financial advisors on the board who will conduct 40-minute sessions 1-4 times per year for students enrolled in the mentorship scheme.
  3. E-Learning Platform:
    • Establishing the foundations for an e-learning platform.
    • Hosting over 50 different topics to enhance financial knowledge, covering areas such as pay slips, starting a venture, setting up a bank account, tax, life insurance, cost of living comparisons, and more.
  4. Research Initiatives with University of West London:
    • Commencing a partnership with the University of West London in 2024.
    • Fully funding a research Ph.D. student to evaluate the effectiveness of workshops.
    • Conducting research around mentorship and the impact of the e-learning platform.
  5. Fundraising for Large-Scale Teaching Projects:
    • Initiating fundraising efforts to teach in a project for 2700 students at West London Colleges.
    • Planning to start in early 2024 across three sites in Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing, and Southall.

By combining live workshops, mentorship, e-learning, and research, STUF ensures a comprehensive and impactful approach to financial education for the benefit of young individuals.

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